- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock city directors will consider a proposal to reduce the number of billboards in the city.

Lamar Advertising owns 166 of the city’s 180 billboards. It says it will remove 10 if it gets permission to convert a static sign along Kanis Road in west Little Rock to an electronic board. Lamar also would to remove three billboards on Arkansas 10 if it can convert three others along Interstate 630 to electronic signs.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported (https://bit.ly/226PSTd) city directors will consider the matter Tuesday.

Lamar needs permission because Kanis Road and I-630 are designated as scenic corridors. The state highway department also must weigh in for the I-630 locations.

City Director Ken Richardson says electronic signs can pose a safety problem if they burn brightly day and night.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com


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